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Charles Martin: Partner performance management can make or break a firm


From a firm’s culture to the nuts and bolts of service delivery and business performance, it all stems from how you choose to manage your partners


Sir Nigel Knowles: No means Yes to UK-wide prosperity


If we see devolved government in the UK following the Scottish referendum it is likely to benefit businesses in all areas

Tony Williams

When a leader's listening skills are also survival skills


Law firm leaders must show a high degree of self-awareness in managing partner dissatisfaction or their firms could be at risk 

Robert Lewis

Alibaba IPO shows why lawyers matter


Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon.

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Peter Kalis: Don’t underestimate the Australians


US and UK firms routinely deride the market Down Under. Here’s why Australians deserve more respect


Nigel Knowles: Protect our national treasure – creativity


An IP crackdown is needed to safeguard and develop the £70bn contribution the creative industries make to the UK economy

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Tony Williams, principal, Jomati Consultants: Hope for the best, plan for the worst


The financial crisis has led to a new working environment and that means firms must make difficult decisions on how they work if they want to survive


Mark Brandon: The cultural costs of those sky-high salaries


Why is lawyers’ pay so high? Not because it benefits the business, say the stats

Nigel Knowles

Sir Nigel Knowles: Reshoring and the great British manufacturing renaissance


UK reshoring is a catalyst for economic growth but a national policy is also vital

Behind the Law


Kennedys overhauls career development strategy and introduces new senior associate role

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

When Kennedys’ human resources director Caroline Wilson joined the firm almost four years ago, its qualified lawyers were distinguishable only as solicitors or partners.

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Lord Neuberger picks five top cases ahead of Supreme Court anniversary

15-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A raft of chambers and firms, including the likes of Blackstone and Matrix Chambers and Farrer & Co and Nabarro, have emerged as advisers on Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger’s picks of the most significant cases to have been heard in the court.


Freshfields' fresh leaders: "We've got a strong US platform but need to be stronger"

14-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s new heads of corporate, litigation and employment are looking stateside in a bid to hang on to the lead created by former litigation head Christopher Pugh and corporate head Ed Braham.

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Parabis's Tim Roberts: "We're still lawyers really"

17-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Until recently Tim Roberts resided very much in the shadows at Parabis, quietly masterminding the systems and processes that have created the volume powerhouse that the firm is today.


Baker & McKenzie's Leite: trust me, I'm a lawyer

10-Oct-2014 | By Matt Byrne

It’s been a busy week for Baker & McKenzie. Around 800 of its partners began descending on London last weekend for the world’s largest law firm’s annual global partners’ conference, colonising three major hotels in the process.

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